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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) - Brewery Ommegang

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Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Rare Vos (Amber Ale)

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,535 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,535
Reviews: 1,071
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 102
Gots: 166 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000)
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breakingbland

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

At 7 Monks in Traverse City, MI, March 2013. From the bottle poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Cloudy deep honey. Small head that dissipated.

Aroma: Typical funky (good) aroma. Some spice with a slight sweetness.

Taste: Typical spiciness with some pepper, some orange, and some sourness. There was a subdued sweetness. A slight sourness lingers after swallowing along with a mild astringency from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Light to average carbonation. Full body for this style. Nice to hold on the tongue which makes the carbonation is a little sharper.

I like this style very much and enjoyed this one -- especially the aroma and the rather complex flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 15:08:44 | More by breakingbland
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-11-2013 05:57:02 | More by spycow
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-10-2013 20:05:17 | More by Chugs13
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DFV

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +17%

03-10-2013 00:24:11 | More by DFV
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-ronin-

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-09-2013 14:52:28 | More by -ronin-
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Mike099

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17%

03-09-2013 05:22:48 | More by Mike099
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anvilx

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-09-2013 03:17:15 | More by anvilx
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Eeroomnhoj

Virginia

4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Came home from the local wine store and had three bottles of beer. This was recommended as being a great beer and I am enjoying it. Seems a bit fizzy (or is it yeasty?). Enjoyable nonetheless. With that being said I am not sure I would want to drink several of these, might be wrong though. This is definitely a beer worth having again.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 01:08:51 | More by Eeroomnhoj
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Giggy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-09-2013 00:04:38 | More by Giggy
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Duvel

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-08-2013 16:12:41 | More by Duvel
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ufmj

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

03-07-2013 00:18:00 | More by ufmj
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-07-2013 00:07:23 | More by GreesyFizeek
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

ST: 12oz poured into a wine glass.

A: Cloudy amber with a half-a-finger white white head.

S: Fruity, malt, earthy.

T: Dry malt, multigrain, pepper, and a noticeable medicinal edge in the finish.

M: Medium and creamy

O: A fine session beer (as the label suggests). Rare Vos has an enjoyable dry malt flavor with an edge of spice that would work well with most foods. Since it is not clingy or too heavy, it is enjoyable in more than one doses.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 19:09:26 | More by ianjsullivan
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nzerbe

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-06-2013 02:13:11 | More by nzerbe
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mscudder

Georgia

3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter.

A - Cloudy amber body with a massive frothy head. Fair retention with light lacing.

S- Belgian yeast, citrus, caramel, mild hops and floral notes. Nice.

T - Sweet malts tie together Belgian yeast and spices. Far from complex, but carries good simple flavor.

M - Creamy light/medium body with big carbonation.

O - A nice BPA that should not go overlooked.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 04:00:28 | More by mscudder
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Andragos

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-04-2013 18:08:50 | More by Andragos
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WindedIndian

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-04-2013 14:37:18 | More by WindedIndian
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pottergator

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

03-03-2013 21:36:42 | More by pottergator
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-03-2013 04:12:08 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-02-2013 01:11:27 | More by Dactrius
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danpam1024

Florida

5/5  rDev +23.2%

03-01-2013 22:56:10 | More by danpam1024
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BeerManDan

California

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The color when poured was reddish copper-amber, with loads of tight white foam and lace on the side of a tulip glass. Make sure you pour slowly or you'll get nothing but foam. The aroma was of yeast, spices with a fruity hint. The taste had a very pleasant carbonated bitter/sweet yeasty flavor, with spices with a very pleasant aftertaste. Nice combination of components to this fine Belgium Amber Ale. Another winner by Ommegang Brewing Co.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 22:23:39 | More by BeerManDan
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PingBob

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-27-2013 04:36:44 | More by PingBob
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1/5  rDev -75.4%

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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-26-2013 21:44:15 | More by IanSpindler
Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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